Belmont Publications, Inc. celebrated 10 years of business in 2012. A company-wide year-long celebration marked this milestone.
At the meeting of the American Dental Association in October, Belmont Publications held a reception celebrating its 10-year anniversary at the W Hotel in San Francisco. Members of the dental and dental hygiene industry as well as authors, editorial advisory board members, and the Belmont Publications team attended.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and Mentor win Maggies. In late April, two of Belmont Publications' titles, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and Mentor, earned Maggies from the Western Publishing Association (WPA) for editorial excellence. The Maggie Awards, an annual event held by the WPA, honors the best print and electronic publications in terms of editorial quality and design. In the publishing industry's version of the Oscars, a panel of independent judges selected Mentor's February 2011 issue as best trade publication in the Non-paid, Circulation Under 50,000 category, while Dimensions was honored in the Best Supplement, Trade and Consumer category for Dimensions Digest: Dental Biofilms in the Oral Cavity. Sponsored by Sunstar Americas Inc, the award-winning 32-page digest was published with the January 2011 issue. While we, at Belmont Publications, always appreciate recognition received from our readers and industry partners, we are equally flattered to have our efforts recognized by our colleagues in the publishing world.
Mentor Magazine is pleased to welcome Mary Otto as the author of the article "Brave New World," which is featured in the January 2013 issue. Ms. Otto is a former Washington Post Reporter and winner of the 2010 Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement for her reporting on dental care for the poor. Ms. Otto joins other noted columnists and authors such as Gary Price, CEO of the Dental Trade Alliance; Jim Ferrell, president of The Anaheim Group; Louis Malcmacher, DDS, MAGD, president of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and Roger Levin, DDS, chairman and CEO of the Levin Group.
Anna M. Pattison, RDH, MS, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's long-time editor in chief, has retired after 10 years of service to focus on her new educational endeavors with the Pattison Institute. Scores of supporters celebrated her tenure at a cocktail reception held during the American Dental Association in October.
Jill Rethman, RDH, BA, began her tenure as editor in chief of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene with the December issue. Ms. Rethman previously served as editorial director and has assumed the position previously held by Anna M. Pattison, RDH, MS.
Dimensions Editor in Chief Jill Rethman, RDH, BA, completed her 2011-2012 term as president of the Hawaii Dental Hygienists' Association in November. Ellie Kelley-Miyashiro, RDH, BS, will serve as the 2012-2013 president.